Become a volunteer and make a difference to Nottingham’s NHS hospitals

A Nottingham Hospitals Charity volunteer stands in the corridor of the hospital whilst wearing a Nottingham Hospitals Charity volunteer t-shirt

If you have time to spare and would like to ‘give back’ to your local Nottingham NHS hospitals, then becoming a volunteer at Nottingham Hospitals Charity is a great way to get involved.

Whether you’re looking for a regular commitment or a one off day to help out, there are plenty of ways to support! 

At the moment, we are unable to accept new volunteers but please register your interest via our contact form and we will be in touch. 

If you are interested in volunteering within the hospitals, please visit the NUH Volunteering website.

Where could I volunteer?

Volunteer Jackie works in the Charity hub and serves a child and his mum.

At our Charity Hub

You can find us at Queen’s Medical Centre, on B Floor just behind Costa. At our Charity hub, you could volunteer by selling merchandise, taking donations and chatting to patients, their families and NHS staff about the Charity.

A team of volunteers stand at the cheer point at the Robin Hood Half Marathon

At our fundraising events

Be part of our team for the day, by helping out at one of our fundraising events. It could be our Abseil, where daring fundraisers scale down Queen’s Medical Centre. Or perhaps you could be a steward at the annual Robin Hood Half Marathon?

The four volunteers all stand side by side at The Gang Show. One of them is dressed up as in the Robin costume. They are all holding Nottingham Hospitals Charity buckets

As an ambassador for our Charity

Help us to say thank you to our fundraisers and donors. Visit groups and organisations taking a large Charity cheque, saying thank you to the group and taking some photos with them. You could also visit organisations to do talks on who we are and promote our fundraising opportunities and represent us at public events.

Take a look at our current Volunteer Opportunities for you to get stuck into. From one-off to permanent roles, there is something for everyone to get stuck into. 

Take a look at our Volunteer Opportunities

Meet our volunteers

Here's what some of our volunteers have to say about volunteering for Nottingham Hospitals Charity
A volunteer stands at the table with her hands on the Nottingham Hospitals Charity fundraising bucket. You can also see the pull up banner at the side of her

Chris F

Chris has volunteered with the Charity since 2015 and has helped out at many of our events including the Robin Hood Half Marathon and the Gang Show at Nottingham Theatre Royal. 

“It’s very worthwhile being involved. It can be fun and I love marshalling at the marathon. It’s a nice group of people. I really enjoyed doing Treats Tuesday. Without the Charity the Children’s hospital wouldn’t have the murals and enhancements and the breast cancer waiting areas wouldn’t have been refurbished”

Omaima stands in the QMC Charity Hub and is smiling at the camera


Omaima has given up time to support Nottingham Hospitals Charity at some of our events including the Gang Show and the Robin Hood Half Marathon. 

"Volunteering brings me great satisfaction as I witness the positive impact it has on the lives of those in need. I am dedicated with my husband to leading by example and involving my son in this noble cause, instilling in him as we grow the values of compassion, sharing, and community service."

Chris poses for a photograph in the QMC Charity Hub

Chris P

Chris, who works at Nottingham hospitals, has helped take photographs at two of our events The Big QMC Abseil and Dragon Boat Race. Volunteering allows him to grow his skills whilst meeting all our friendly fundraisers. 

"It’s my way of giving back to the hospital and learning at the same time. I enjoy the whole process from initial photograph through to editing and producing the final picture. This is not the sort of photography I usually do, but I do enjoy it and I’m learning new things."

Deb Morton

A special welcome from Deb Morton, Volunteer Development Manager

Hi my name is Deb and I’m the Volunteer Development Manager here at Nottingham Hospitals Charity. If something caught your eye on our page or you would like to find out more about our current volunteering opportunities, feel free to give me a call on 0115 962 7905 or drop me an email at charity@nuh.nhs.uk

Becoming a volunteer for the Charity is easy. When you know where you would like to volunteer your time, I’ll invite you in for a chat and work with you to ensure that volunteering is right for you. We’ll then work together to get your induction started and do any necessary checks. Please note that some of the roles will require a DBS check. 

After you completed everything, you’ll be ready to go. I’ll keep in touch and invite you along to any upcoming activities and we’ll have regular meetings either as one to one or as a group where you can meet your fellow volunteers. 

All our volunteers, no matter what their role, play a key part in helping us to make a difference to patient care across Nottingham’s hospitals. We look forward to working with you and helping you give back to your local community.
Rest less age volunteer

We are a Rest Less age inclusive volunteer


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